About the Oregon Zoo Foundation

Orangutan Bob holds daughter Jolene before her 1st birthday.


You can inspire hope and action for wildlife. The zoo provides comprehensive care for the animals. Donations from individuals and organizations elevate that care – giving the zoo’s veterinarians, keepers and wildlife experts the resources they need where they’re needed most. Every animal you’ll see at the zoo, and many of their wild counterparts, have been helped by generous gifts of all sizes from people like you.

We are the Oregon Zoo Foundation.

Our mission is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo and to secure financial support for animal well-being, species recovery and conservation education. We work with individual donors, corporations and community organizations that share our dedication to creating a better future for wildlife. Since 1997, we’ve funded more than $96 million in important initiatives and capital infrastructure.
The foundation is a philanthropic outlet for this community of Oregon Zoo supporters to invest deeply in caring for wildlife and the natural world.

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Independent organizations, Guidestar and Charity Navigator, have awarded the Oregon Zoo Foundation with high ratings because we follow industry best practices in fundraising and we are good stewards of donor support.

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Julie Fitzgerald, Executive Director, 503-220-5747

Maria Reyes, Director of Development, 503-220-2451

For inquiries about making a gift to the Oregon Zoo Foundation, advocacy for wildlife and healthy habitats, foundation events or how to get involved, please email foundation@oregonzoo.org and we’ll make sure to connect you to the right person!

4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
Office: 503-220-2493

Oregon Zoo Foundation EIN: 93-0718337

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